Since opening our doors in 2005, KCIU clinics have provided basic health care to more than 50, 000 patients in the community. With completion of construction works at Agonga Clinic, we are getting more excited to serve more women in our community. However, we know that a crucial piece of maternal health is the care expecting mothers receive before their due date. Help KCIU purchase an ultrasound machine - a critical diagnostic tool - to provide advanced care for pregnant women and their babies.
Uganda's Maternal Mortality Rate is one of the highest globally & one woman out of every 49 will die of a maternal complication related to pregnancy or delivery. Majority of women don't seek prenatal care before the 4th month of pregnancy. Pregnant women often arrive at KCIU with limited knowledge of their health, pregnancy and gestational age; in an active state of labor; or requiring emergency obstetric care. Without an ultrasound machine, our medical team can't make quick, accurate diagnoses.
An ultrasound machine dedicated to reproductive & child health will allow our medical team to obtain accurate diagnostic imaging for pregnant women and babies, from fetal well-being and heart activity to gestational age and imaging for delivery assistance. Additionally, an ultrasound will enable our team to determine early on whether a woman is high-risk or experiencing complications - and devise life-saving solutions that can contribute to reducing maternal and perinatal mortality in our area.
An ultrasound machine will help us provide advanced obstetric care to more than 1,000 expecting and new mothers in 2021 - and many more well into the future, as we expand our Prenatal Program through community outreach and continue to raise awareness about the life-saving benefits of prenatal care.